The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program is seeking Vermont farmers for a pilot project on aerial seeding of cover cropping by helicopter. Any farmers who spring till and want to improve their soils while minimizing erosion and nitrogen losses are eligible.
Interested farmers are asked to contact Jeff Sanders, UVM agronomy outreach professional, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension agronomist, at email@example.com
. Both also may be reached by phone at the UVM Extension office in St. Albans at (802) 524-6501 or toll-free at (800) 639-2130. Aerial seeding is tentatively scheduled for August between the tassel and early dent stage of corn, so farmers are urged to sign up soon.
Funding for this project will be available to farms through a number of different partners including U.S. Department of Agriculture; the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets; the Natural Resources Conservation Service and UVM.